The quality of the Juniata experience is ultimately measured by the success of our graduates.
What do these people have in common?
- 1997 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Dr. William Phillips
- President and CEO, Swedish Medical Center, Mary White
- Eighth-winningest coach in NFL history, Chuck Knox
- Designer of Chrysler's 426 "Hemi" engine, Thomas Hoover
They are all Juniata College graduates!
From Colleges That Changes Lives
"One group of upper-class students felt so strongly about the quality of their experiences that they asked me, 'What's the difference between Juniata and Amherst?' My answer was that Amherst has more very bright, more sophisticated, and more well-to-do freshmen than Juniata, but by the time they're seniors the situation has been reversed. The Juniata seniors' talents have been doubled and sharpened, and they have been better equipped to cope, to adapt, and to take risks - things they will have to do in this new world."
You know you have made an interesting life choice when you are known as "Dead Body Becky" to many of your friends.
Read more about Rebecca Wilson '01 on Juniata Extra.
Timothy L. Achor-Hoch '86 Art Director, Orvis Catalog
Michael D. Appleby '84 Senior Vice President, QVC
Cynthia Masser Bambara '73 President, Allegany College of Maryland
Scott M. Beatty '91 Writer, Batman, Batgirl and Green Lantern, D.C. Comics
Ronald R. Blanck, D.O. '63 Chair of the Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University-Military Medical School; Member, the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation and Related Benefits; Retired Surgeon General, U.S. Army
William H. Boswell '83 Chief Technology Officer, E-markets Inc.
Nicholas S. Bower, D.O. '00 Creator, Volunteer-staffed health care clinics in Ecuador and Guatemala; Recipient, Juniata College's Health Profession Heroes Award, 2008
Sammy K. Buo '73 Director, Africa II Division of the Department of Political Affairs, United Nations
Michael D. Busch '77 Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Excela Health
Steven A. Camarota, Ph.D. '87 Director, The Research Center for Immigration Studies
Linda Ramsay Casey '85 Editor for AECOM, Pittsburgh, PA
Matthew A. Cassidy '99 Chief Financial Officer, Radcliffe Capital Management, L.P.
Linda T. Cheng '70 President, Trans Global Logistics, Taiwan
Robert C. Clark '66 CEO, Historic Annapolis Foundation
Blake A. Colaianne '11 2012 William B. McIlwaine Science Teaching Award for new teachers from the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association
Casey R. Craig '97 Senior Vice President, Putnam Investments
Thomas C. Creighton II '67 Representative, Pennsylvania Senate
Heidi M. Cullen, Ph.D. '92 Chief Executive Officer and Director of Communications, Climate Central, Princeton University; Former Host, " Forecast Earth with Dr. Heidi Cullen, " The Weather Channel; Former Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research and the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
Robert J. Cunnion III '77 Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Ryland Homes
Tricia B. Cypher '97 Vice Consul of U.S. Consulate, Czech Republic
Casey R. Dale '07 Head Volleyball Coach, Transylvania University; Heartland Conference Coach of the Year, 2010-11; Honoree, American Coaches Association's Nation's Top Coaches Under the Age of 30
Bruce Davis '65 Retired Executive Director, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Randall C. Deike '88 Vice President for Enrollment, New York University
Donald L. Detwiler '64 President, New Enterprise Stone & Lime, the 49th largest road contractor in the U.S.
Renee D. Diehl '76 Professor of Physics, Penn State University; Awardee, Fulbright Fellowship, 2007; Winner, Outstanding Service Award from the Women in the Sciences and Engineering (WISE) Institute at Penn State, 2006
Robert A. Dintruff '77 Director, Global Care Initiatives - Abbott Laboratories Fund
Jayne Keirn Donahue '75 Executive Vice President and General Auditor, State Street Financial Center
Erik P. Du Mont '97 National Field Director, Alaska Wilderness League, which protects the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Nathaniel E. P. Ehrlich, Esquire '80 Associate General Counsel, NFL Players Association
Nicole Dirato Engard '01 Director of Open Source Education, ByWater Solutions; Editor, Anthology Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Devlier Library Data, 2009
Martin A. Ewi '99 Senior Researcher on Counterterrorism Matters, African Union in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia; Winner, Joan Kroc Scholarship for Peace and International Conflict Studies
Craig R. Faczan '95 Director of Business Development, Micro Solutions Enterprises
William S. Fegan '48 Winner, New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2007
Donna Fiedler, Ph.D. '69 Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress Disorder; Assistant Professor of Social Work, LaSalle University
Robert Finking '98 Toxicologist for BASF, the world's leading chemical company
Sarah Young Fisher '75 President, Kuntz Lesher Capital; Co-author, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s, 2005
Brian I. FitzPatrick '81 President, Synergy Environmental, Inc.
Charles P. Fortino '81 (Phil) Vice President and Head of Human Resources, Tropicana Entertainment
Mark P. Francischetti '76 Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tech Team Global
Karen Stone Fritz '77 Vice President of Program Development and Syndication, WETA-TV; Creator, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Washington Week
Ronald L. Fugate '79 President and Chief Executive Officer, Alacer Corporation
David A. Fulton '82 Vice President and Senior Program Manager, Parsons' Infrastructure and Technology
Dustin L. Gee '10 Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, U.S. Department of State and the Institute of Higher Education, 2012
Henry R. Gibbel '81 President and Chief Operating Officer, Lititz Mutual Insurance Company
Henry H. Gibbel '57 Chief Executive Officer, Lititz Mutual Insurance Company; Winner, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Chairman's Award, 2004
Danielle Rupp Gladfelter '87 Winner, Sallie Mae Award, given to the 100 best teachers in the nation
Carl D. Glaeser '77 Senior Operating Executive, Palladian Capital Partners, L.L.C.
Robert W. Godshall '55 Representative, Pennsylvania Senate
Raymond C. Grabiak, Ph.D. '72 President, I.Q. Synthesis, a company that played a significant technical leadership role in the development of second generation manufacturing processes for Roundup
Jodie Monger Gray '88 President and Founder, Customer Relationship Metrics, a certified woman-owned business; Product of the Year, Call Center Magazine, 2007; Winner, Contact Center Application of the Year Award by Frost and Sullivan, 2008
Tonya McClucas Grimes '90 Winner, Sallie Mae Award, given to the 100 best teachers in the nation
Erwin L. Hahn, Ph.D. '43 Professor Emeritus, University of California-Berkeley; Member, National Academy of Sciences; Winner, WOLF Foundation Prize in Physics, 1983-4; Inventor, " Spin echo " method of nuclear paramagnetic resonance, the science leading to the MRI instrument
Barry J. Halbritter '65 President, Midstate Tool & Supply, Inc.
Stephen S. Hale '77 Retired Recreation Specialist, U.S. Forest Service at Lake Tahoe; Member of the Board of Directors, Carson Valley Trails Association; Winner, U.S. Forest Interpretive Educator of the Year, 2005; Winner, Nevada State Conservation Educator of the Year, 2006; Winner, American Trails-State Trails Worker of the Year, 2008
James A. Hamilton '69 Professor of Biophysics and Physiology at the Boston University School of Medicine; Founded a Biotech Company, VascuVis, that will develop new MRI tests; Winner of the 2010 Avanti Award in Lipids by the Biophysical Society; Elected as Fellow of the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences
Ann M. Hardy '76 Chief Epidemiologist, Illness and Disability Statistics Branch of the National Center for Health Statistics
Peter E. Hauer '86 Senior Administrative Lab Manager, Johns Hopkins University
Frank M. Hein '81 Head of Communications, Europe - Rolls-Royce.
Michael J. Held '75 Director, Division of Scholarly Journals and Professional Periodicals of the American Academy of Pediatrics
David M. Hercules, Ph.D. '54 Centennial Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University; Honoree, the Top 100 Chemists in the World by American Chemical Society; Recipient, the Alexander von Humboldt Prize
William K. Hershberger, Ph.D. '63 Director, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture
Kristin N. Hershey-Smith '00 Three-time Honoree, Women's Division III Volleyball Team All-American; Winner, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 2000
Jason M. Heyd '94 Chief Operations Architect, Lycos, Inc.
David J. Hogan '61 Senior Managing Director, Mannheim, L.L.C.
Thomas M. Hoover '53 Designer, Chrysler Hemi Engine
John D. Irvin, M.D., Ph.D. '68 Retired Vice President of Global Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson/Merck; Past President, American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians
Eric C. Jensen, Ph.D. '77 Senior Research Fellow, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company
Alexander M. Jones III '90 Managing Editor, New York Daily News
Janet L. Kauffman, Ph.D. '67 Author, Five on Fiction as well as nine other books
Baron S. Keefer, C.P.C.U., M.B.A. '87 Chief Operating Officer, American Insurance Administrators, Inc.
Michael J. Klag, M.D., M.P.H. '74, H. 2008 Dean of The Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Charles R. Knox '54, H.1983 Eighth winningest coach, National Football League; Coach of the Year in 1973, 1980 and 1984
Satoko G. Kobayashi '91 Writer, U.S. Frontline News
William C. Koeppen '01 Winner, McDonnell Douglas Fellowship for graduate study in planetary sciences, 2003
Scott E. Kofmehl '03 Chief of Staff, U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan; Winner, Pickering Fellow, 2001; Winner, National Security Education Scholarship, 2001
Horst Korn '81 Scientific Director and Chair of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy.
Carl A. Koval '74 Director of the Boulder Energy Initiative, University of Colorado
Heinz Kreft '80 Ambassador, International Academic and Educational Relations and Dialogue among Civilizations, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany
John Kuriyan, Ph.D. '81 The Chancellor's Professor of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Winner, Merck Award for exceptional achievements in and contributions to structural biology from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2009
Kim D. Lamon '74 President and Chief Scientific Officer, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
John S. Long, Ph.D. '73 Chancellor's Professor of Sociology, Indiana University; Member, the Sociological Research Association
Mark S. Lore '80 President and Chief Executive Officer, Ride-Away, a business that modifies vehicles and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities; Winner, Business Excellence Award (transportation category) by the New Hampshire Business Review, 2009
Fred E. Lytle, Ph.D '64 Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University; Founding Fellow, Purdue Teaching Academy; Winner, Giddings Award for Excellence in Education given by the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry, 2011; Winner, Indiana Professor of the Year, 1996
James L. Madara, M.D. '71 Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Association
Fred C. Mason, Jr. '73 Managing Director, Mason Strategy, LLC; Retired Director of Strategy and Planning for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Caterpillar Corporation
Wossenyelesh Mazengia '01 Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Dept. of State- currently serving the U.S. Embassy at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Winner, Fulbright Fellowship, 2001; Winner, the St. Andrews Society Scholarship, 1999; Winner, Pickering Fellowship, 2004
Peggy D. McCardle '69 Associate Chief in the Child Development and Behavior Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Rebecca J. McClaine, M.D. '00 General Surgeon, University of Cincinnati Hospital; Member, the USA Today Academic All-American Team, 2000
Carol A. McFate, C.F.A. '75 Chief Investment Officer, Xerox Corporation
David J. McKean, Ph.D. '67 Chair of the Department of Immunology, Mayo Graduate School
Robert S. McMinn II '79 Chief Operating Officer, Kish Bancorp
Kerry R. Metzger '74 Representative, Ohio Senate
Brandy Workinger Meyer '02 Honoree, NCAA Women of the Year, 2002; Recipient, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 2002
Wayne M. Meyers, M.D., Ph.D. '47 Retired Mycobacteriology Branch Chief; Recognized leader in the fight against leprosy
Harriet Richardson Michel '65, H. 2010 Retired President, National Minority Supplier Development Council
Kimberly Manspeaker Miller '92 President and Chief Executive Officer, Beaver Dam Community Hospital
Masumi Mizusawa '81 Director of Investor Relations, UNIQLO of Tokyo
David J. Molchany '83 Deputy County Executive, Fairfax County, Va.; Honoree, Governing Magazine's Public Officials of the Year, 2003; Recipient, Presidential Rank Award for Distiniguished Senior Professional, 2007
Gregory S. Molchany '86 Senior Embedded Systems Expert, the Department of Defense; Winner, Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Senior Professional, 2007
John H. Montgomery '86 Presidentof Pennsylvania Division, Susquehanna Bank
Howard M. Nathan '75 President and Chief Executive Officer, Gift of Life, the nation's largest organ donor program
John E. Neely '68 Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Heather L. Neff '92 President and CEO of Virginia Lutheran Homes Inc.
Robert W. Neumar, M.D., Ph.D. '85 Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania; Operator, the Neumar Lab
Matthew J. Newman '06 Technical Production Manager, iCue educational website; Winner, NBC News' WebAward for the Best News Site, 2008
Colleen Ranney Ostrowski '95 Vice President Investor Relations and Treasurer, ITT Corporation
Christopher P. Palmer, Ph.D.'85 Professor of Chemistry, University of Montana; Winner, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists, 1999
Suzanne Lydic Panferov '91 President, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages; Director, Center for English as a Second Language, University of Arizona
John P. Parks '62 Penultimate Past President, American Academy of Actuaries
P. Andrew Pearson, M.D. '83 Ophthamologist, The Kentucky Eye Institute; Director, the Retina Service; Professor and Chairman of the Department of Opthalmology, University of Kentucky; Co-inventor of the delivery device for drugs implanted in the eye
Jawad Peikar '08 Chief Executive Officer, Afghanistan Land Authority
H. Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. '74 Homer Nowlin Chair in Consumer-Responsive Agriculture, Michigan State University
Maxine E. Phillips '67 Managing Editor, Dissent Magazine
William D. Phillips, Ph.D. '70 Fellow, National Institute for Standards and Technology; College Park Professor, the University of Maryland; Winner, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1997; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Member (one of 80), the Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Science
Chumpol Phornprapha '65, H.1996 Chairman, S.P. International Company, Ltd. of Thailand
Frank L. Pote III '73 Unit Chief, F.B.I. Language Services Section
Walter C. Prozialeck, Ph.D. '74 Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; First Recipient, the Irvin M. Korr Award presented by the American Osteopathic Association for Excellence in Basic Biomedical Research; Winner, American Osteopathic Foundation Educator of the Year Award, 2010
Kristen Holloway Querriera '97 Founder, Operation Troop Appreciation; Honoree, Redbook magazine's list of 'Mothers & Shakers, 2005; Recipient, Presidential Award for Volunteer Recognition, 2008
James P. Reber '69 President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Rita's Medical Center; Senior Vice President, Catholic Health Partners
Edward J. Richards '73 Recipient, Federal Employee of the Year, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2011
Francis M. Richards '76 Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Geisinger Health System
Dewayne E. Rideout '80 Former Senior Executive Officer, Lucent Technologies, Sprint, and Gateway
Robert E. Rose '61 Former Chief Justice, Nevada Supreme Court
Gary R. Rowe '67 President/Owner, Rowe, Inc.; Recipient, George Foster Peabody Award, 1991; Winner, Gold Award of the National Association for Interpretation, 1999
Patricia M. Ryan '85 Vice President, Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Justin M. Samra '01 Director of Marketing, The Rothman Institutes; Former Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, Philadelphia Union
Kunio M. Sayanagi '00 Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA; Member, the National Academy of Science Decadal Survey which recommends what NASA will study in the coming decade
Christoph Schwemmlein '84 Managing Director, Klocker Brothers of Germany
Ronald E. Shaffer '82 Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Containment Solutions, Inc.
Brian N. Shaffer '88 Recipient, GEM Award by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2011
G. Daniel Shealer, Jr. '81 Vice President and General Council, Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital
Jennifer A. Sidleck '03 Executive Director, Friends of Chesterfield's Riverfront, a non-profit organization formed to promote and enhance the Appomattox and James Rivers
Philip J. Sipling '69 Executive Vice President, Martin Marietta Materials
Ronald M. Smelser, Ph.D. '64 James Clayton Professor, the University of Utah; President, the Conference Group for Central European History; Co-author, The Myth of the Eastern Front: the Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture; Principal Co-organizer, several international conferences on the Holocaust
Carl A. Solomon '85 Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing Advanced Information Systems; Winner, Pride at Boeing Award for Contributions to Computer-Aided Passenger Prescreening System II Proposal for Homeland Security & Services
Robert J. Solomon '60 Vice Chair, Marsh U.S.A., Inc.
Gregory L. Stahl, Ph.D., F.A.H.A. '84 Professor of Anesthesia/Physiology and Paul Allen Chair in Anesthesiology, Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury and Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Principal Investigator, numerous federal grants; Member, Scientific Advisory Board of Catalyst Biosciences, Inc.
Timothy D. Statton '72 Retired Director, Bechtel Group, Inc.
R. Scott Stephenson, Ph.D. '87 Director of Collections and Interpretation, The American Revolution Center of Valley Forge
Stephanie E. Strauss '11 Assistant Coach, Juniata Women's Volleyball; Recipient, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 2011
Gretchen R. Stull '04 Winner, Top 10 Teachers Award from Auburn University; Contributing Author, Mugglenet.com's Guide to Harry Potter 7: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Falls in Love, and How the Adventure Finally Ends
Daniel K. Sunderland '88 Owner and President, Sun Motor Cars BMW
Richard R. Sunny, Jr. '96 Winner, The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Teacher's Award, 2010
Kim D. Swindell, M.D. '97 Winner, Douglas S. Moodie Award for Outstanding Research by the Institute of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, 2008
Tomoyuki Tachikawa Correspondent, Dow Jones-Tokyo bureau; Contributor, The Wall Street Journal
Donald G. Targan '55 Honoree, New Jersey Magazine's Best Lawyers in America; Honoree, Super Lawyer Award for work in medical negligence and personal injury
Maurice C. Taylor, Ph.D. '72 Vice President for Academic Outreach and Engagement, Morgan State University; Past President, Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools; Chair, the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board
Thomas E. Terndrup, M.D. '77 Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Michael A. Trim '76 Director of Photography, Weeds; Screen credits include videos for Janet Jackson, commercials for Nike and Coca-Cola; Winner, Emmy Award for Photography, 2010; Winner, Best Cinematography MTV Award (for the Rolling Stones Video), 1995
Milan P. Tweardy '82 Chief Financial Operator, Controller and Director of Planning, Analysis and Control, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Global Wealth Management
Cynthia Hill Valko '76 Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Global Indemnity, P.L.C.
Carol Eichelberger Van Horn '79 Appointed by Govenor Tom Corbett to the PA Juvenile Court Judges' Commission; First woman elected to the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District of PA
Leslie Moreland Varrelman '81 Executive Producer, The Fighter, an Academy Award-winning movie
Frank P. Vogel Head Coach, Indiana Pacers
Leslie A. Vogt '05 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Harvard; Winner, Fulbright Fellowship, 2005; Winner, Goldwater Scholarship, 2004; Postdoctoral Associate, Yale
Janet Edgar Walbert, Ed.D. '78 Vice President for Development, Arcadia University; President, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators; Winner, Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, 2011
Jeremy G. Weber '05 Research Economist, United States Department of Agriculture
Thomas C. Werner, Ph.D '64 Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Union College (N.Y.); Winner, American Chemical Society Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, 2002
Ronald W. Wertz '59 President Emeritus, The Hillman Foundation
Miriam Smith Wetzel, Ph.D. '52 Faculty Member, Harvard Medical School; Member of the team that developed the new medical school curriculum; Winner, Miss Pennsylvania, 1952
Mary M. White '73 President and Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colo.
Donald C. White '72 Pennsylvania State Senator, Pennsylvania General Assembly
Harriet Nichols Windsor '62 Retired Secretary of State, Delaware; Recipient, Order of theState, the highest honor a governor can bestow upon a citizen, 2001; Winner, Delaware Mother of the Year, 1999
Gerald N. Wogan, Ph.D. '51 Underwood-Prescott Professor Emeritus of Toxicology and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology; Winner, Charles M. Mott Prize for his contribution to the prevention of cancer, 2005
Kristian K. G. Wolf '01 Executive Director, German-Australian Chamber of Commerce
Robert M. Wood, M.D. '70 Orthopedic Surgeon; Honoree, Guide to American Top Surgeons, 2003
Friedhelm H. Wulczyn, Ph.D '75 Chapin Hall Research Fellow, University of Chicago; Winner, The Flynn Prize for Social Work Research, 2011; Recipient, the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administration's Peter Forsythe Award, 2005
John T. Yates, Jr., Ph.D. '56 Professor of Chemistry, University of Virginia; Retired R.K. Mellon Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Founder and Former Director of Surface Science Center, University of Pittsburgh; Honoree, The American Chemical Society's Top 100 Chemists in the World; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Winner, the American Chemical Society Arthur Adamson Award for Contributions to Surface Chemistry, 1987
Dr. Sharon S. Yohn Professor of Chemistry, Juniata College; Member, USA Today Academic All-American Team, 1999; Winner, Goldwater Scholarship, 1999; Honoree, Environmental Protection Agency Star Fellow, 2000
Peggy Howsare Young '62 Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, NOVA Research Corporation
Amber L. Zahorchak '99 Controller, Nestle Purina's Caribbean Region
Myron L. Zimmerman, Ph.D. '74 Vice President of Engineering, Mindreef, Inc.
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